Goal

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Definition: 

Goals are the "things" a method aims to achieve. A goal may be a business function (GSIM) corresponding to a function in a catalog of functions such as GSBPM or GLBMN. However, goals may be specified more broadly. For example, conducting a clinical trial might be the goal of a method. Machine learning might be the goal of a method.

Example: 
To further distinguish a "goal" from an "output", consider the construction of a statistic. A goal may be the construction of the statistic. The output is the statistic. The output is data. The statistic by itself -- the output -- is arguably meaningless even if we capture the process of its construction.
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Relationship: 
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isDiscussedIn
Identifies material discussing the goal. The material may be in DDI or other format.
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Is extendable: 
GSIM: 
Business Function
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Comments

Under current binding rules a reference to a Goal would include all extensions of Goal. Does this work for realizations? i.e. can you restrict a target to a specific extension?